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Musing Mondays - Books for Christmas



Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about Christmas book buying…



In these last few days before Christmas, I'm sure there are plenty of us scrambling to get our last minute shopping done. Are you buying any books for friends or family (or even yourself)? Do you expect to recieve any bookish gifts from others - books, or book-related?

Since all members of our families have already received their gifts via Amazon and UPS, I can answer. Yes, I did buy everyone books for Christmas except for James and Father. Father had a few specific requests like a looj robot gutter cleaner or Nikon camera lenses or a gold bar. James had a list of 42 things from Godzilla movies to Wall-E toys to a Wii. I think they will both be very happy this year, but I have to keep it a secret until Christmas day.

I had a blast picking out books for everyone. Thanks to all you wonderful book bloggers I had a wonderful new assortment to choose from. The majority of books are ones I had read or on my TBR pile waiting to be read or on my Amazon wishlist. It made a difference to my nephew that I had actually read the book I sent him and his sisters and it just wasn't a random 'here you go' book.

Yes, I do expect to receive books for Christmas. I already know Father has gotten me several that will be from him and James. He hasn't been out of the house since he broke his leg, so pointed him in the direction of my Amazon wishlist and let him have at it. My folks sent a check which I applied toward the big family gift for us. I don't know what the rest of my family will be choosing this year. They sometimes balk at buying me more books just because I already have so many. But what else do you buy for a bibliophile, but books and bookish things. :)

Comments

  1. Yes, I always try to be sure I've read the books I give to our nieces and nephews. Don't like to just choose blindly. And those Amazon wish lists are great, aren't they? Take so much of the guesswork out of gift-giving.

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  2. I usually share books with my niece and nephews -- sometimes I read them first, sometimes they're the ones passing them along to me.

    Hope you have a book-filled new year.

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